Soldiers from many backgrounds fought under General Ulysses S. Grant. Learn about the little-known story of African-American soldiers in Grant’s Army.

Ashton Farrell is a park guide at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. He also has worked at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a native of Gettysburg Pennsylvania, and numerous trips to that battlefield sparked his interest in the Civil War era.